Number: 301
Title: Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
Composer: William H. Doane, 1869
Author: Fanny J. Crosby, 1869
Theme: Christ's Gracious Life: Passion and Death;Christian Experience;Christian Year: Easter;Christian Year: Holy Week;Christian Year: Lent;Jesus Christ;Jesus Christ: Cross;Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Prayer, Trust, Hope

1.	Jesus, keep me near the cross; 
	there a precious fountain, 
	free to all, a healing stream, 
	flows from Calvary's mountain.

	In the cross, in the cross, 
	be my glory ever, 
	till my raptured soul shall find 
	rest beyond the river.

2.	Near the cross, a trembling soul, 
	love and mercy found me; 
	there the bright and morning star 
	sheds its beams around me. 

3.	Near the cross! O Lamb of God, 
	bring its scenes before me; 
	help me walk from day to day 
	with its shadow o'er me. 

4.	Near the cross I'll watch and wait, 
	hoping, trusting ever, 
	till I reach the golden strand 
	just beyond the river.